I did the Nike Marathon....and really meant to post a small race report and blog a little bit about the wonderful experience....not really the marathon part (which wasn't bad) but the girl's weekend part...it was one of the best mini vacations.
Anyway, it's been a couple of weeks (maybe a month??) since Nike. The marathon went well. I didn't have any serious time goals. I didn't want it to take longer than my IM marathon and I wanted to run a faster last half. Finishing strong was my main goal. The first half was pretty slow, but worth taking it easy since we stopped to take some pictures. It was also nice to not stress out about time at that point since it was VERY crowded....and hilly!!! The last half was much better but a little miserable after mile 19!!! Overall, it was a lot of fun and I would love to do it again...we'll see.
We stayed in this great house in the Cole Valley. I'd love to spend some more time there...pretending to be a city dweller!!! Good times for sure.
Now I'm just having to refocus and get ready for the Austin Marathon! I'd like to PR at this race so I have to get serious, but enjoy the process as well. Robin is doing Rogue with me so it's fun to see her enjoy it so much. I'm not sure that I would be as excited if it weren't for Robin. My good friend, Bibiana, is moving. She's been my running buddy for years so I'm going miss her in many ways!! As much as I'd like to think that I'm more of a "serious" runner now....it's still very social for me. The perfect balance as far as I'm concerned.....I still find it fun and new. I hope I don't ever get to the point where I hate doing this stuff. I love my life....my family, friends and this is a huge part of it.
This weekend I'll be running the 1/2 at the Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon. I'll be shooting to run it as fast as I can on that day...we'll see?? I've been recovering from Nike so I'm not sure if my legs (and mind) are ready to race a half, but it will be a good "time trial" to see where I am at this point. My main goal is a PR in Feb!!!!!